She is though. When she IM'd me to ask if I'd like to Blog today I said I'd LOVE to. And not just because I never get invited anywhere anymore...(reclusive-cave-dweller-writer-disease) But because I feel very priviledged to be here and if it means she gets her work-a-holic good wee self a few days off then I'd Blog the whole flipping week. Mind you, that way I'd never get invited back again.
Donna's always but an IM away from a chat or a joke or a picture of a hot potential hero and you kinda gotta love that in a friend you've only ever met through cyberspace...We reclusive cave dwellers value our IM Buddies...
Especially when a reclusive cave dwelling single writer gets asked to write a pregnant heroine book. And that writer doesn't have the first notion what having a baby is like! Apparently wandering around the house with a pillow stuffed up my jumper wasn't giving me enough detail - so Donna very kindly filled me in with all the details. Now - y'know when you sometimes ask a question and you then wish you'd never asked??? Yes, all you mother's out there are smiling about now, aren't you? TMI as my neices would say - too-much-information. Necessary yes. Helped me write a convincing story, I hope. But really - eeeeewwwwww.... (another neices phrase) I still wonder to this day if my heroine isn't as fiesty as she is as a result of my rebelling on her behalf for what she was about to go through. I personally never plan on sitting on a toilet seat again - cos that's how it happens, right? Hey - I'm a good Irish girl - My mother told me that! So it must be true...
So I thought I'd bring you some pics of the part of the story I was comfortable with. Horses. And these are all extra special pics just for Donna - to say thanks (no really - thanks hun - even if you did have sooo much fun telling me I couldn't up the sexual tension that soon after the birth!) -'cos these pics, never before seen a-la-internet, are all personal pics. Yes - that is teeny me holding the great big scary horse. And yes - that's me again wearing my 'concentrating face' as I send my horse over the jump that was waaayyy bigger than I'd hoped it would be - and last but not least we have my very beautiful Charlie - the one true love of my life. Who, if he'd been a man, I'd have married and lived happily ever after with. He listens to me waffle on for hours and never interrupts, he takes me out on treks to let me think through a book plot when I get stuck, he lets me cuddle him when I'm in need of some lovin' and every once in a while he does something just so incredibly cheeky that I can't help but laugh, even if I'm feeling low. And he's just soooooo handsome. Well, when he's clean he is. Perfect male. Just two legs too many.
So Rescued: Mother-To-Be (which is on the shelves now - plug-plug-plug) is a bit of a joint effort. Donna helped me with the ikky pregnancy stuff and I added all the lovely horsie details. We're one heck of a team really! And I hope we'll be friends for a long, long time!
So Donna-ettes - have you made any special friends like mine through the internet? No - not that kind of special friend - a romance community buddy. Cos aren't they just the friendliest crowd on the net??? I tell ya what - I'll even pick one of you to send a copy of Rescued to, how's that sound???
Thanks for the invite Donna! And if you're reading this you better be operating the mouse with your nose! You're supposed to be RESTING!